The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers college-level and college-preparatory studies to motivated college-bound students who are in high school. An AP course will help students gain the skills they need to succeed in college. In addition to mastering content and improving their reading and writing skills, AP students learn to think on an analytical level, solve problems, and develop study skills essential to success in college.

AP credit is awarded for college work in 90% of the four year colleges in the United States, as well as in 60 countries around the world. Statistics show that, whether or not students qualify for AP credit at the end of their high school year, they will be much more likely to succeed in the comparable college course on campus. AP students who do receive college credit while still in high school are more likely to finish college early and go on to graduate school.

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NBCA currently offers two AP courses:

  • AP U.S. History

  • AP Calculus AB

**To find the AP credit policy for your intended college, go to or contact the college directly.